What to do when financial resources are limited?
Being festival organizers, we work in conditions similar to those in which artists usually create: without a fixed remuneration, without insurance, without stabilization. What we have are ideas, networks of contacts, experiences gained during years of work, but also the ability to perceive reality as material that can be processed. But how can we obtain professional photograph prints, frames, display spaces, advertising media, time for work, means of support, motivation, or commuting funds?
We made a decision to make do with the conditions we have.
We chose resources as the topic of this year’s edition of the Festival. We found what we needed in the networks of contacts, public institutions, urban spaces, warehouses, private collections when establishing partnerships and barters.
Main Programme exhibitions feature photographs that made their way to Wrocław after 1945 (relocated resources), ideas that have not yet been executed (blocked resources), and urban spaces understood as material for creation (recognized resources).
Holy-Art TIFF Open+ consists of four projects executed by young artists chosen by way of open selection.
TIFF Actions is a series of activities based on the assumption that our exhibitions are not only a starting point to broader considerations but also a resource that can be used by festival audiences.
We invite you to the 7th edition of the TIFF Festival: 7 – 17 September 2017 in Wrocław.
The TIFF Festival was held in 2011 for the first time. It was created in Wrocław and is fully dedicated to photography since then. Its main goal is to animate and stimulate the photographic life in the city and region, also for that reason it is gaining strength from year to year.
TIFF does not only affect its home town but also affects the whole Poland, meanwhile developing the international dimension of the event. We are constantly exploring and experiencing photography all over again. We perceive it as a medium existing in various contexts and taking on various functions – from amateur activities, symbolic messages, to conceptual sketches. We want to consider photography that is inextricably bound up with the whole world of art, and we oppose closing it within the rigid limits of the medium. That is why every year, our team develops a completely new thematic formula, which consists of three fixed parts.